Robin Richter
Kohler Co. Interiors
Public Relations
(920) 457-4441 ext. 72340


February 2008


KOHLER, Wis. (February 13, 2008) – Kallista, a leading provider of luxury plumbing products, featured its latest designs at the 2008 International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla. Included in this year's product line-up was the Persephone toilet and bidet and the Hampstead toilet. Marrying discriminating design with state-of-the-art flushing technology, the Persephone and Hampstead toilets raise the bar in this important category, proving that high performance does not mean sacrificing aesthetic appeal or limiting space requirements.

A sophisticated, modern silhouette, the Persephone toilet features a sleek one-piece design, expertly engineered to perform. Kallista incorporated world-class flushing technology by Kohler into the Persephone for consistently effective waste removal and eco-friendly flush settings. This toilet's flush valve can be set to flush at 1.6 gpf, or at 1.4 gpf to save approximately 2,000 to 3,200 gallons of water per toilet per year. Its compact, elongated bowl occupies the same space as a round-front bowl. The ergonomically contoured seat fits seamlessly to the bowl and is constructed of chip-resistant Thermoset material, which is stronger than standard thermoplastic materials. The cover has a slow-close mechanism for quiet and safe closure, with a hinge constructed from solid forged brass guaranteeing long life, and is offered in Polished Chrome, Nickel Silver, Brushed Nickel or Bronze. For comfort and ease, the Persephone has been designed to sit at 17 inches, approximately the sitting height of a standard chair.

Complementing the Persephone toilet is a bidet reflecting the same minimal styling and high quality performance and attention to detail. Made from vitreous china, the bowl is equipped with a vertical spray and Kallista Integral Overflow to prevent accidental overflow. The Persephone bidet and toilet are offered in signature Kallista colors of Stucco White or Linen color options.

Complementing the full-range of product found in its highly successful Hampstead Suite, Kallista introduced a redesigned, high-performance toilet using a patent-pending dual rim jet flushing system that creates a counter-clockwise, swirling vortex of water for uniquely effective performance. The redesigned toilet provides peace of mind, rivaling in many ways the leading performance toilets on the market today. Unlike most performance toilets, thanks to the new dual rim jet bowl cleansing system, it quietly cleans during each flush and leaves the bowl pristine in addition to effectively removing bulk waste. Sitting at a comfortable height of 16 inches, the Hampstead features a two-piece design and the same traditional styling of the current Hampstead bath and powder room product.

Kallista is known for its design of luxury plumbing products, offering faucets and fixtures thoughtfully created for tasteful, whole-bath solutions. Kallista is available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the world. Kallista is a part of the Kohler Interiors Group family of brands that includes Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Inc., Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores, and The McGuire Furniture Company.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

For additional information regarding the Persephone toilet, Hampstead Suite or other KALLISTA products, please visit the Kallista Web site at or by calling 888-4-KALLISTA.